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Sept. 15, 2014 - Efforts to reform the beef checkoff, which doled out $182
million in producer funds between FY 2009 and 2013 for promotion and research,
are beginning to show signs of fatigue as
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 - As concerns continue about the U.S. bee population, lawmakers are looking at new legislation that would expedite the registration of products intended to improve pollinator health
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 - Discussion of a continuing resolution (CR) to prevent another government shutdown will be delayed until next week as members of Congress gather more information about potential U.S. military actions in
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow was presented today with the World Food Program USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award - its highest honor -- for her efforts in
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 - The U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) says negotiators made (important progress) on a range of issues during 10 days of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hanoi, but apparently the contentious issue of
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 - The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- President Obama's senior advisers are recommending a veto should Congress approve a bill being pushed by House Republicans that would prohibit the EPA from implementing a proposed rule aimed at
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - As USDA continues to roll out new farm bill programs, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that Congress consider reducing the level of federal premium subsidies for revenue crop insurance programs, saying the government could save
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 - Noting that three years of negotiations had produced very little in way of reforming the beef checkoff, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he might just handle it on his own.
Challenged to enhance sustainability and increase productivity, the crop industry continues to search for new scientific benchmarks to meet the growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Jim Blome, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience says the company is heavily invested in discovering new benchmarks in genetics, conventional plant breeding, biologics, and crop protection. Blome says the crop science industry needs consistent and predictable domestic and global regulatory system to give farmers access to new innovations in the industry.